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Crafting Coziness: Create the Perfect Gift with Handmade Candles

Photo of Dolce Moda double wick coconut wax candle

Crafting Coziness- Create the Perfect Gift with Handmade Candles

Photo of Dolce Moda double wick coconut wax candle
Double Wick candle by Dolce Moda

Handmade candles are a wonderful and thoughtful gift that anyone can appreciate. Not only do they add a warm and cozy ambiance to any room, but they also make for a personal and unique gift that shows the recipient that you put time and effort into creating something special just for them. Here’s how to make your own candles at home.


  • Soy wax flakes
  • Candle wicks
  • Candle fragrance oils
  • Candle dye or crayons (optional)
  • Glass jars or containers
  • Double boiler or pot and heat-safe bowl
  • Thermometer
  • Wooden skewer or popsicle stick
Materials for Candle making


  1. Begin by melting the soy wax flakes in a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl over a pot of boiling water. If you’re using a pot, be sure to place a heat-safe bowl on top to create a makeshift double boiler. Stir occasionally until the wax is completely melted.
  2. While the wax is melting, prepare your glass jars by placing a wick in the center of each jar. You can use a dab of hot glue or a wick sticker to keep the wick in place.
  3. Once the wax is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in your desired amount of fragrance oil. You can also add a few drops of candle dye or a shaved crayon to add color to your candles.
  4. Carefully pour the melted wax into your prepared glass jars, filling them to about 1/2 inch from the top. Use a wooden skewer or popsicle stick to center the wick and hold it in place until the wax sets.
  5. Let the candles cool and harden completely, which will take about 24 hours. Trim the wicks to about 1/4 inch and your candles are ready to give as gifts!

Handmade candles are a great way to show someone you care and add a personal touch to any gift-giving occasion. You can customize them with different scents and colors to suit the recipient’s tastes, and they’re a fun and easy DIY project that anyone can do. So the next time you’re in need of a special gift, consider making a handmade candle that’s sure to light up someone’s day!

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